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Week in Review April 12, 2024

- Analysis
VIVA Fresh week is here, and Pamela says it will likely be its biggest ever. One hot topic will be the tomato suspension agreement, which Greg says heated up this week

Research shows consumers want more retailer help on food inflation

- General News
The Feedback Group, a leader in providing actionable stakeholder feedback, today released new findings from national research conducted with 1,150 consumers about their experience shopping in supermarkets for food and groceries.

Inflation higher than expected in March

- General News
The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics released its monthly Consumer Price Index Summary April 10, 2024, which was higer than expected

Inside Aldi, Lidl’s growth during food inflation

- Featured
Placer.ai checked back in with two grocery chains known for their bargain prices and private labels – Aldi and Lidl – to see how they’re doing.

TouchBistro’s 2024 Diner Trends Report shows diners looking for savings, convenience, and connection

- General News
New research from all-in-one POS and restaurant management system, TouchBistro, reveals that Americans are choosing takeout over dining in, quality over flashiness, and human connection over AI and QR codes.

Inflation in Canada moderates as food inflation declines to 2.4% in February

- Retail
As Canada's recent inflation numbers continue to show positive momentum, Loblaw Companies Limited's CFO, Richard Dufresne, provides commentary on the trends shaping food prices in Canada

Market Force grocery study shows how value affects shopper loyalty

- General News
Market Force's newest syndicated research covering grocery retailers suggests that consumers are still focused on pricing and promotions, but that slowing inflation has allowed them to also choose grocers based on convenience, cleanliness, and variety of merchandise available.

Inflation ticks up in February

- General News
The Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U) increased 0.4 percent in February on a seasonally adjusted basis, after rising 0.3 percent in January

How to reach weary and pessimistic consumers

- Analysis
Inflation has eased since 2022 and 2023, but American consumers continue to be concerned about the increasing price of everything, especially food.

Canadian restaurant industry struggles increase in 2024

- General News
According to the Conference Board of Canada, the restaurant economy’s lackluster performance in the second half of 2023 will spill over into the first months of 2024 with minimal growth expected.